The Countess of Wessex Put On Skiwear For Sporty Royal Engagement

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The Countess of Wessex Put On Skiwear For Sporty Royal Engagement

The Countess of Wessex is on her second
overseas trip of the year, following 
her visit to Qatar at the beginning
of January. 

Sophie, 57, is in Meribel as patron of the UK Armed Forces Winter Sports
Association, to cheer on those competing in the Inter-Services Snow Sports
Championships. 

She is meeting military competitors who will be racing in the three snow
disciplines – Alpine, Telemark and Snowboarding – many of whom have been
involved in operations and deployments over the last 18 months, and have been
supporting the national response to Covid-19.

Photos shared by British Army Sport on Monday showed the Countess
wrapped up in a black padded jacket, white striped trousers and wearing ski
goggles as she presented medals at the Boarder Cross event at the French
resort.

According to the court circular, Sophie also attended the opening
ceremony of the Inter-Services Snow Sports Championships on Sunday.

The Countess of Wessex Put On Skiwear For Sporty Royal Engagement

The Countess presented medals at the Inter-Services Snow Sports Championships

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are
both avid skiers and enjoyed a February half-term break with their
children, Lady Louise Windsor and James
Viscount Severn, in the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz in 2020.

The Wessexes have previously enjoyed holidays in the Swiss Alps and Lady
Louise, 18, and James, 14, are said to be experienced skiers.

The Countess of Wessex Put On Skiwear For Sporty Royal Engagement

The Wessexes in St Moritz in 2003

Sophie’s latest work trip comes after she travelled to Qatar in January
with global sight loss charity, Orbis, where she visited organisations and
charities, and met dignitaries who are championing crucial eye healthcare
programmes, in support of the IAPB’s ‘2030 in Sight’ initiative.

The Countess also celebrated her 57th birthday on 20 January, with the Queen sharing a touching tribute to
her daughter-in-law on social media. Sophie stepped out on her special day to
volunteer at a St John Ambulance vaccination centre, where she was surprised
with a bouquet of flowers.

 

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